KrapopolisFox’s animated series from Dan Harmon about a family of gods, monsters and humans trying to keep an ancient city running smoothly may never have seemed to see the light of day, judging by the way Fox push back the release date. But according to a new report, Fox is still committed to the project and its NFT marketplace — so much so that it’s already given Krapopolis an order for another season.
deadline reports of which Fox has ordered a third season Krapopolis ahead of the newly scheduled premiere date sometime in the Fall/Winter television season bridging late 2023 and early 2024. Originally a small preview of Krapopolis was intended aired in November last year, but those plans were scrapped and the series was postponed to May of this year. Now, however, Fox plans to premiere the show during football season in the hopes that people will be inclined to stay parked on the channel and give new programming a chance.
Speak against deadline at this year London TV Screenings ExhibitionMichael Thorn, Fox’s head of script programming, was very confident Krapopolischances of success and said the show was a hit internally.
“The 2023-24 season is the perfect launching pad for this highly anticipated and highly amusing animated comedy, complete with multiple seasons of epic laughs for fans,” said Thorn. “The more we see of the production, the more excited we are about their creativity, storylines, impeccable execution, brilliant voice cast, and ability to pump out episode after episode with astonishing happenings and outrageous, unexpected hilarity.”
Of course, these are exactly the things you’d expect an entertainment executive to say about one of their shows at an event where the network hopes to land international distribution deals. Along with the show itself, Fox’s Blockchain creative labs will launch an NFT-based store where people can buy digital goods and access exclusive content, as well as a private Discord channel for fans.
Because Fox has loved Krapopolis on ice for so long and not making much of an effort to share so much about it with the public, it’s hard to tell how much interest there is in the series or the idea of buying into any NFT ecosystem associated with it. But if and when Krapopolis eventually airs, it’ll be very interesting to see if the whole thing takes off like Fox hopes or if it all wilts on the vine.